FDA Issues Guidelines for Medical Device Security

October 2, 2014 4:32 PM

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FDA Issues Guidelines for Medical Device Security

What’s the big deal? Some medical devices such as computer can be vulnerable to security breaches that could impact the safety and even the efficacy of the devices. In short, it could be a much larger crisis than identity theft.

“There is no such thing as a threat -proof medical device,” said Suzanne Schwartz, director of emergency preparedness/operations and medical countermeasures at the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. “It is important for medical device manufacturers to remain vigilant about cybersecuri...

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